Miriam Grace Monfredo

Author Miriam Grace Monfredo, a historian and former librarian, lives in the Finger Lakes region of western New York State, the scene of her critically acclaimed historical mysteries.

Monfredo’s first book, Seneca Falls Inheritance, Agatha nominated for Best First Mystery Novel 1992, is set against the backdrop of the first Women’s Rights Convention held in 1848. Eight more novels focus on the history of America and the evolution of civil rights. 

The Civil War Cain Trilogy is set in Washington D.C. and Virginia, during the Union’s 1862 Peninsula Campaign, the largest campaign of the war.

Monfredo’s Brothers of Cain was awarded the 2001 Herodotus as the year’s Best Historical Mystery.  She is the recipient of the 2000 Career Achievement Award for Historical Mystery Writing by Romantic Times. Her second book, North Star Conspiracy, was chosen for the statewide 2002 “Alaska Reads A Book program, and the Alaska Association of School Librarians for the 2002-03 “Battle of the Books” motivational reading program.

The Voice of Youth Advocacy selected her fifth book, The Stalking Horse, as one of 1998’s best adult mysteries for young adults. She was the recipient of the 1996 Writing In Rochester Award presented by western New York’s literary locus,Writers & Books.  

As a speaker on the history of nineteenth-century American women, Monfredo has lectured in twenty-two states and England.  Her short fiction has appeared in magazines and anthologies, including two Best of the Year collections, and she is also the co-editor of two historical mystery anthologies.  Monfredo’s books are published in France and Germany.  She has served on the National Advisory Board of the Friends of the United States Park Service Seneca Falls Memorial Site.

Her home is in a small hamlet on the Erie Canal, where she lives with one cat, two dogs, and hosts a lively gang of wild mallard ducks.

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